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A Miscarriage is NOT a Direct Abortion

By March 18, 2023No Comments

Tragic Miscarriage 

TLC reality alum Jessa Duggar Seewald recently experienced a heartbreaking miscarriage.

A couple of weeks ago, Seewald shared a video about her miscarriage on YouTube. She expressed her heartbreak after the loss of her fifth child and shared she needed a dilation and curettage to remove the child from her body.

Is D&C an Abortion?

A D&C procedure is not only used to directly end the life of a preborn child. According to the Mayo Clinic, the procedure can:

  • diagnose medical problems after menopause
  • treat uterine cancer or uterine polyps
  • check unusual endometrial cells
  • remove a molar pregnancy
  • remove a preborn child who died and stayed in a woman’s uterus

It is tragic for women, men, and families to go through a miscarriage. News outlets should not be using Jessa’s story to push a narrative of unrestricted abortion for any reason.

A direct abortion ends the life of a preborn human child, making it dead. A miscarriage (or a stillbirth later in pregnancy), is when a child naturally dies, without outside forces.

Media Response

News outlets, such as Jezebel, Parade, and People Magazine, incorrectly stated she went through a direct abortion. Since she experienced a D&C procedure, news outlets are seizing the opportunity to promote abortion ideals.

So much so that in her YouTube video, Jessa responded to these accusations.

In a pinned comment on her video, she mentioned that she went through a D&C procedure before  – removing placental fragments after a pregnancy.

To the news outlets directly (emphasis added):

“There’s a world of difference between someone dying and someone being killed. To equate one to the other— and to a mother grieving the loss of her baby no less— is severely distasteful.

Healing is Possible

Miscarriages and stillbirths affect a lot of families in the United States. Our country does have several organizations with healing resources, but just being a listening ear matters to women and men.

Cassy Fiano-Chesser wrote this article and posted it on February 27th, 2023. Live Action News granted us permission to repost quotes from the article. 

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